50 families of deceased Akwa Ibom police officers get IGP’s welfare package
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, has handed over cheques worth N20.8m to 50 family members of deceased officers who served in the Command.
Presenting the cheques on behalf of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, Durosinmi said the welfare package was aimed at ameliorating the hardship being experienced by families of those who died in active service.
He noted that the monumental loss of the fallen heroes was not comparable to the value of the cheques, but it was the IGP’s way of saying he feels their pains.
The Commissioner of Police, who condoled with the deceased families, urged them to reciprocate the kind gesture by making judicious use of the money for the benefit of their families and be assured of the support of the Command at all times.
MEANWHILE, the Commissioner of Police has paid a courtesy visit to Akwa Ibom State Traditional Rulers Council.
The visit was in realisation of the important role of traditional institutions in protecting life and property in the state.
Durosinmi, who said he has great respect for the royal fathers, during the visit, informed them that he was in the state to fight crime and reduce criminality to the barest minimum, as well as enshrine an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
Receiving the Commissioner, the President General of the Council, His Eminence, the Oku Ibom Ibibio, Etenyin (Dr) Solomon Daniel Etuk, informed Durosinmi of security challenges in their respective domains and got assurances from the Commissioner of Police for immediate action.
He assured the Commissioner of continuous cooperation of the Royal Fathers in security and peace building, while reiterating the fundamental roles of the traditional institution.
The Commissioner of Police was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Operations, Abdulmajid Daura and other senior officers.